Facilitation Jumpstart

Feeling disoriented by the number of unstructured remote meetings piled on your calendar?

Do you get frazzled when things go off script, and struggle to steward group conversation toward outcomes?

Facilitation can help you cut through the noise to find the signal.

What students say about the course

Alix's framework for facilitation turned "Meetings" into manageable components that I actually felt I had agency over — and could think about addressing in systematic ways.

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Book here for $497

Lead remote meetings that matter.

This self-study course with a community of students contains video lessons and exercises to develop your technique during your day-to-day.

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I have been facilitating remote meetings for 10 years, across sectors.

I use the same system, day after day, to design the right meeting for specific groups working to achieve specific outcomes.

No conversation is predictable, and few personality mixes are perfect. But I have a system that helps me adapt based on what emerges in a group, and support groups to make the most of each other to move important work forward.

No more wasting time, arranging meetings to cover a pile of things. Or fixating on a minute-by-minute agenda secretly nervous that things might go off script. Or stacking your calendar in the hopes that time together will get you somewhere.

Facilitation Jumpstart is the core of my approach to facilitation, distilled into a course of videos and exercises.

As you take the course, you’ll be invited to reflect and share with a community of other students. This will be an opportunity to hear how others are applying the course material, and see how many of the challenges you face are shared with your peers.

This course is right for you if:

✅ You see facilitation as a lever you can pull, but you're unsure exactly how

✅ You have spotted remote meeting & team dynamics and want to grow your skills to navigate them

✅ You want to take steps now

By the end of this short course you'll learn:

1️⃣ How to design effective meetings that are people-centered and outcome-oriented

2️⃣ How to manage remote space to generate energy and build alignment

3️⃣ How to manage your mind to stay calm and in control

You can also join the waitlist for our next cohort, launching in the fall of 2022.

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During the cohort, you can work through the course within the community, and access live coaching sessions. We also build team experiences for you if you want to work with peers and dig deeper into the facilitation challenges within your unique culture and mission.

What people say about working with us

I was really starting to feel some of the challenging aspects of remote work and remote meetings. Building momentum, getting traction, navigating big questions and reaching a decision -- but then somehow seeming to end back right where we started. Alix helped identify and analyze what exactly wasn't working and why, and had immediate, tangible ideas to try. Alix's framework for facilitation turned "Meetings" into manageable components that I actually felt I had agency over -- and could think about addressing in systematic ways. The other aspect that I found really valuable was a cohort of peers facing similar challenges and to be able to discuss openly about it together.

I joined the course because I wanted to gain legitimacy as a facilitator, which is a role I have been organically playing for a few years. I honestly didn’t expect how big an impact the course would have on me. There’s something that has shifted in the way I hold the space and allow myself to not overthink and it’s really thanks to your guidance, the material, the coaching, the sharing… and it extends beyond facilitation. What a wonderful experience. Thank you again for letting me be a part of it!

Working with Alix has transformed the way I feel about initiating complex meetings. She has time and again demonstrated her capacity to curate thoughtful agendas, build trust among participants and manage complex interests, and funnel them into actionable, united outcomes. Alix is flexible and creative while facilitating, always ensures participants feel safe, respected and heard, and is an expert at surfacing tensions that need to be addressed. She is patient yet outcome-driven. Alix has eliminated the stress I used to feel organising meetings with complicated elements.